Tuskegee University — President

Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee University (“Tuskegee” or “the University”), an icon of American higher education, the legendary home of World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen, the institutional legacy of Booker T. Washington, the original laboratory of George Washington Carver, and one of the very first private historically black colleges in the nation, seeks in its 8th President a rare leader capable of positioning Tuskegee to compete aggressively and to capitalize boldly on the changes ahead for 21st century education.

Located in Tuskegee, Alabama, and established in 1881 by Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee has served as a beacon of educational excellence for nearly 136 years. Today it is a national, comprehensive, independent, and state-related institution of higher learning, with distinct strengths in the sciences, agriculture, architecture/construction, business, education, engineering, and health, all rooted in a rich liberal arts tradition. With a $124M endowment and an operating budget of $129M, Tuskegee enrolls approximately 3,140 students across five colleges and three schools. The University’s overarching mission is to educate all students, especially African American women and men to understand themselves and their society against the backdrop of their total cultural heritage and the promise of their individual and collective future.

In its next President, Tuskegee’s Board of Trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and partners require an outcomes-oriented thinker and producer to champion the University’s historic legacy, effectively manage its substantial and enduring assets, articulate a leadership vision, and then execute tenaciously on that vision with resolve, integrity, and entrepreneurship with a moral compass. The overarching mandate is to set the University on a financial course that guarantees promise for all current and future students.

This leader will bring a keen sense of the landscape of higher education and the trends impacting its future. She or he will be an inspiring team builder, powerful communicator and fundraiser, collaborative problem-solver, and adroit fiscal manager. Candidates should possess a distinguished record of senior leadership experience and achievement in higher education or an equivalent level of responsibility in business, government, or not-for-profit enterprises. A sophisticated sense of the opportunities and challenges facing private historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and a passion for their purposes are essential. The President will be expected to champion Tuskegee’s mission and serve as its persuasive and dynamic ambassador locally, nationally, and internationally.

Isaacson, Miller has been retained to assist Tuskegee University in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations and applications should be directed to the search firm as indicated below.

Monroe “Bud” Moseley, Vice President
Lionel Anderson, Senior Associate
Joseph Keller, Associate
Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Tuskegee University is an equal opportunity employer. No person shall be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination, including, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.



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